A Man's Place

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Duration: 59 minutes

In this three-part series, historian Amanda Vickery explores how the great British obsession with our homes began 300 years ago. Using the intimate diaries and letters of Georgian men and women, previously lost to history, she explores how the desire for a home revolutionised relationships between men and women.

She uncovers some surprising truths: about the lives of spinsters and bachelors; about how the home became crucial to the success or otherwise of a marriage; and, perhaps the biggest surprise of all, that setting up home in the 18th century was not driven by women (as you might expect) but by men.

Credits

Presenter
Amanda Vickery
Executive Producer
Ross Wilson
Producer
Neil Crombie
Director
Neil Crombie

Broadcasts

18th Century Season

About the Season

Meet the Georgians who forged modern Britain, across BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC Radio 3.

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